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1 Three-Century WOman Family Times Daily Questions Prior Knowledge
Character and Plot Vocabulary Greek and Latin Roots Prediction Guided Comprehension Author's Purpose Flashback Independent Readers Understanding the Banana Mobile Additional Resources Language Skills

2 Study Skills Genre: Humorous Fiction
Vocabulary Strategy: Word Structure Comprehension Skill: Character and Plot Comprehension Strategy: Prior Knowledge



5 Question of the week How can we find adventure in historical events?
Daily Questions: Why is the reporter so interested in talking to Great-Grandma? How are the stories Great-Grandma Breckenridge told the reporter like adventure stories? What do many older people have to share with younger people?

6 Transparency: Contractions and Negatives
Language Skills Daily Fix It Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Transparency: Contractions and Negatives Practice Book Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Spelling Strategy Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Writing Workshop Reading Writing Connection Writing Prompt Writer’s Craft Editing and Revising

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8 Day 1 Daily Fix It Mom ca’nt tell the twins voices apart on the telephone. Mom can’t tell the twins’ voices apart on the telephone. Your a good friend to help me lurn these contractions. You’re good friend to help me learn these contractions. Language Skills

9 Day 2 Daily Fix It Mr. Takema is proud that hes from Pensylvania.
Language Skills Day 2 Daily Fix It Mr. Takema is proud that hes from Pensylvania. Mr. Takema is proud that he’s from Pennsylvania. When she reached a hundred Great-Grandma celebrated her centenial. When she reached a hundred, Great-Grandma celebrated her centennial.

10 Language Skills Day 3 Daily Fix It 1. Reporters has to have curiousity to get their stories. Reporters have to have curiosity to get their stories. There always asking questions sometimes they just seem nosy. They’re always asking questions. Sometimes they just seem nosy.

11 Day 4 Daily Fix It Grandma don’t remember last week, but she recalls her elementery school days. Grandma doesn’t remember last week, but she recalls her elementary school days. Aunt Martha she showed me her wedding pictures. Her was 25 when she married. Aunt Martha showed me her wedding pictures. She was 25 when she married. Language Skills

12 Day 5 Daily Fix It Grandma told us to help ourselves to cookies.
Language Skills Day 5 Daily Fix It 1. Grandma telled us to help ourself to cookies. Grandma told us to help ourselves to cookies. Several womens groups bake cookies for the sale yesterday. Several women’s groups baked cookies for the sale yesterday.

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17 Spelling Strategy Divide and Conquer
Language Skills Spelling Strategy Divide and Conquer Use syllables to make long words easier to study. Step 1: Say the word slowly and listen for the syllables. Step 2: Write the word and draw lines between the syllables. Step 3: Study the word syllable by syllable.

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24 Language Skills Writing Prompt Write an editorial responding to Great-Grandma Breckenridge’s opinion that “TV is on the way out.” State your position clearly and give reasons and evidence that support it.

25 Editing/Revising Checklist
Language Skills Editing/Revising Checklist Did I support my argument with relevant, valid reasons and evidence? Did I use contractions and negatives correctly? Have I spelled multisyllabic words correctly?

26 What Can You Learn from an Older Person?
Activate Prior Knowledge Family History What life was like long ago What Can You Learn from an Older Person?

27 Character and Plot Traits are the qualities of characters, such as bravery or shyness. We see their traits in their words and actions and how other characters treat them. The plot is the pattern of events in a story. Usually, the events are told in sequence, from start to finish. The story begins with a problem and builds through the middle with events called rising action. The character confronts the problem directly at the climax, and the story ends with the resolution. Character Trait Trait Trait

28 Prior Knowledge Active readers use what they already know to understand what they read. As you read, think about what you already know about people and events from your won like that are similar to those in the story.


30 Write: Read the selection “Mr. Smith.” Create a graphic organizer like the one above to describe the main character. Write a paragraph describing how Mr. Smith is similar to you or to someone you know




34 Word Rating Chart Word Know Have Seen Don’t Know Eerie Intersection
pondered severe spectacles withered

35 Eerie Causing fear because of strangeness or weirdness.

36 Intersection Point, line, or place where one thing crosses another

37 Pondered Considered carefully; thought over

38 Severe Serious; grave

39 Spectacles eyeglasses

40 Withered Lost or caused to lose freshness; made or became dry and lifeless

41 More Words to Know Airtime: specific amount of time in a television, radio, or any broadcast media program Alzheimer’s: disease of the brain that causes confusion and gradual loss of memory. Close-up: picture taken with a camera at close range.

42 Vocabulary Strategy Greek and Latin Roots: spec-. When you come to a longer word you do not know, look for a familiar root in it. Greek and Latin roots are words or parts of words from the Greek and Latin languages that are used to build many English words. For example, the Latin root spec- means “look” or “see.” It is used to build the words inspect, spectacles, and spectacular. Look for a root in the word. See if you recognize the root. Do you know another word that has this root? See whether the root meaning of the known word gives you a clue about the meaning of the unknown word. Then check to see if this meaning makes sense in the sentence. As you read “Happiness at Golden Times,” look for Greek and Latin roots you can use to help you figure out the meanings of unknown words.



45 Genre: Humorous Fiction
Humorous fiction has characters and action that make you laugh. As you read, notice how the author creates a main character you can laugh with.

46 What will Great-Grandmother Breckenridge’s fifteen minutes of fame be like?

47 Preview and Predict Preview the selection title and illustrations and then discuss what you think this selection will be about. Use your vocabulary words in your discussion.

48 Guided Comprehension Where is the narrator going? Why is she going there? What do you learn about the narrator? Why is Mom annoyed at the reporters? What do you think is the author’s purpose for writing this story? Explain your reasons. Based on what you know about dolls, what do you think Mom is saying about Great-Grandma’s appearance? How are Great-Grandma and the TV anchor getting along? What is the author trying to tell you about Great-Grandma? Do you know someone like Great-Grandma Breckenridge? In what ways are they alike and different? How does the sentence “I’d have been about seven years old” Affect the plot of the story?

49 Guided Comprehension Continued:
Why do you think Great-Grandma makes up the memory of surviving the San Francisco earthquake? What does this tell you about her? What does the phrase “gas bag” refer to on p. 526, paragraph 1? The Latin root pond means “to weigh or consider.” Using the meaning of the Latin root, how would you define pondered on p. 526, paragraph 2? What does Great-Grandma mean when she says “it put my nose out of joint”? What happens between Great-Grandma and Megan on the last page? How does this affect Megan? What have you learned from this story about older people that will help you in your future encounters with them?

50 Author’s Purpose Author’s write to persuade, inform, entertain, or express ideas. Why do you think the author made the reporters so rude and pushy.


52 Flashback A flashback is an interruption in the story to show an event that happened earlier. Flashback can help you understand how a past event influences a character’s actions or feelings in the present. Flashback can help you understand how a past event has brought about the present one. Analyze the use of flashback on p. 524, when Great-Grandma Breckenridge talks about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Answer theses questions about the use of flashback on p. 526, paragraph 1 when Great-Grandma Breckenridge talks about the Hindenburg of 1937. How does this flashback interrupt the story? Why is it included in this story?

SUMMARY Fifth-grader Bill Harrison scores a double play when he makes the majors in the Little League tryouts and scores an A on his research project. For his project, he must interview someone with first-hand knowledge of the Vietnam War. An older man in the neighborhood who acts a little oddly turns out to be a Vietnam veteran with a lot of interesting stories to tell. It also turns out that he and Bill share another interest—baseball. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PAGE 5 What is the first problem that seems to occupy Bill Harrison’s mind? PAGE 6 What details does the author give that make the man mowing the lawn seem a little odd? PAGE 11 What are the two parts of the research assignment? PAGE 14 Why did President Kennedy send troops to Vietnam in 1961? PAGE 25 How did Mr. Jenkins’s war stories change Bill’s idea of war PAGE 27 What common interests do Bill and Mr. Jenkins have?



SUMMARY The story of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is told from the points of view of four different people: a father, an 11-year-old girl, a fireman, and a doctor. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PAGE 4 What always follows the first shock? PAGE 9 What kind of girl is Sally? What makes you think this? PAGE 12 Why were there so many fires in the city after the quake? PAGE 14 Who helped to battle the fires? PAGE 16 How would you describe Bob Allen? Why? PAGE 22 According to Dr. Martin, what effect did the quake have on his patients?



59 SUMMARY Herb, Bob, and Pete are three
retired men with time on their hands. When Bob comes up with an idea to help people in their area by providing them with healthy lunches, the lives of the three men change. COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS PAGE 4 What was Herb Battleby’s former profession? PAGE 8 How did Herb react when Bent threw him? PAGE 11 How would you describe Herb’s wife, Eden? PAGE 15 Who gave them the idea to help shut-ins? PAGE 17 How do Herb, Bob, and Pete go about setting up their project? PAGE 25 How did the Sandwich Brigade get to be so well known?



62 Short stories usually focus on a single character or event.
Genre: Short Story A short story is narrative fiction that is short enough to be read in a single sitting. Short stories usually focus on a single character or event. What do you think this story is about? What is the conflict between mother and son? Think about other stories where people make friends. Look at the two selections and compare the grandparents and grandchildren. Write about what the grandchildren learned about their grandparents.

63 Additional Resources Review (Quizlet) Contraction Practice

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